Proposed Development: 486 Cole Ave

23 04 2019

The following has been received by the WCA.

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Please find attached the package for 486 Cole, which will be submitted to the Committee of Adjustment, for your review before the upcoming hearing.

18-10-118_TOPO-JAN 18, 2019 18-10-118-00_RPLAN 486 Cole – Committee Covering Letter 486 Cole – Committee Package 486 Cole Lot Fabric

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Victories and questions about projects in Westboro: Triplexes, long semis and a meeting

26 03 2019

Victories and questions about projects in Westboro

A big thank you to the community for rallying around neighbours on Roosevelt and Cole who were concerned about the latest applications for long semis, these large, overwhelming projects that continue to proliferate in our Ward. At the Committee of Adjustment (CoA) meetings on March 6 and March 20, over a hundred people turned out between the two meetings to express their misgivings about long semis proposed at 508,514 Roosevelt and 582 Churchill. The meeting on March 20 for 694 Roosevelt was for a pair of triplexes to replace a single family home. Also, we need to mention all those who wrote and emailed the City expressing their concern. The result was the CoA accepted the Churchill project but rejected the Roosevelt ones.

 

It just goes to show that working together has an effect! We want to thank everyone who made their views known, especially the immediate neighbours who went to great efforts, and Eric Milligan for rallying the troops through his savewestboro@icloud.com email.  Of course, the developers Falsetto Homes and Kenwood Homes are filing appeals for the decisions for 508 and 514 Roosevelt with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), so it is likely we will to fight this battle over again.  And again and again . . . there is no sign of this type of application stopping anytime soon.  Stay tuned!

 

Next: triplexes up for rezoning so they can add a fourth dwelling in the basement. Unlike previous projects (Byron/Ravenshill) that were requesting a change from R3 to R4 to allow the fourth unit (making it a low rise apartment building) , these properties already have an R4 designation, meaning a low rise apartment building is permitted. The developer has been upfront about adding the fourth dwelling from the start. But he/she still needs zoning changes to accommodate reduced interior side yard, lot area, lot width and amenity areas. In other words – it will be built out to the very limits of the lot. But the question in our minds is: why do this in a two-step process? Why not just present a low-rise apartment concept to the City and go forward from there?

Let’s attend the meeting hosted by Councillor Leiper and find out:

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 6-8 p.m.

CHURCHILL SENIORS CENTRE

345 RICHMOND ROAD





Meeting Alerts! Two important meetings on Monday and Tuesday

2 03 2019

LRT Phase 2: Station for Cleary moved without any consultation onto Byron Park

Many of us were shocked to find the location of this station has been changed. Councillor Leiper with Bay Ward Councillor Theresa Kavanagh have organized a meeting so residents can find out what happened and ask questions:

MONDAY MARCH 4, 7 to 8:30 pm

First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Avenue

The assault on Roosevelt continues …

A developer, represented by the consultant, Miroca Design, has submitted an application to the Committee of Adjustment to build two triplexes at 694 Roosevelt. As you may know, Councillor Leiper arranged for a moratorium on triplexes in a specified area in our neighbourhood, but this development falls outside this designation. Neighbours in the immediate area have insisted the developer hold a public meeting about this project and need our support:

TUESDAY MARCH 5, 6:30 PM

Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Road

The Committee of Adjustment meeting could be on March 6 or March 20: we are waiting for confirmation on this. These meetings are held at 101 Centrepointe Drive.  More information will be posted here later.

Please see the attached poster prepared by neighbours on Roosevelt.

 

Neighbour handout Feb28.2 (2)

 





Committee constrains size of Domicile development, Council decision to come

25 05 2018

From Councillor Leiper:

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http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/committee-constrains-size-domicile-development-council-decision-come

On Tuesday, Planning Committee voted to reduce the allowed height of the Domicile-proposed development on Roosevelt by a storey. Committee members supported a motion made by my colleague Tobi Nussbaum at the meeting in recognition of the concerns raised by myself and the community about the inappropriateness of introducing a traditional-mainstreet-style building on a residential street (original proposal pictured).

The motion was carried on a 6-3 split vote, including with my support. While I was seeking an outright rejection of the proposal, I believe this compromise is an improvement over the original.

The amended recommendation still needs to be passed by Council, which will vote on it on June 13. I am contemplating my approach as we near that vote. I reached out yesterday to Domicile and they are still digesting the amendment’s implications.

Councillor Nussbaum’s motion read:

WHEREAS, the Urban Design Review Panel (UDRP) strongly believes that the scale and mass of the building is too large for the size of the site; and

WHEREAS, the UDRP recommends the building be lowered in height to four storeys, with the possibility of stepping back to a fifth storey to improve the transition toward the residential area to the north and west;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Planning Committee recommend Council approve the following modifications:

•     Amend recommendation 1 to “Planning Committee recommends Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Avenue to permit a five storey mixed use building as detailed in Document 2”, and

•     Amend recommendation 2, subsection c, by deleting the words “five” and “fifth” and inserting the word “four” and “fourth” in the following paragraph: “Where the building height is greater than five storeys, at or above the fifth storey the building must be setback a minimum of 2m more than the provided setback from the rear lot line; and

•     Amend the words “maximum of six storeys is permitted” to read “maximum of five storeys is permitted” in recommendation 2, subsection c.

 
CARRIED, on a division of 6 yeas and 3 nays, as follows:
YEAS (6): Councillors R. Brockington, R. Chiarelli, J. Cloutier, J. Leiper, T. Nussbaum, S. Qadri
NAYS (3): Councillors S. Blais, A. Hubley, Vice-chair T. Tierney




Development on Winona

12 01 2009

More residential development, this time on Winona Ave.

The Committee of Adjustment hearing for this one is on Wednesday January 14th starting at 1:00 p.m. in The Chamber at Ben Franklin Place.

View the CoA notice here in PDF format: page one, and page two.





Development on Roosevelt

12 01 2009

There’s been a bit of buzz in the neighborhood regarding a proposed residential development at 562/564 Roosevelt Avenue near Princeton.

These files have been in circulation, but for those who haven’t seen them yet, here are some PDFs (1) the proposed site plan and (2) a view of the front elevation. The Committee of Adjustment hearing is on Wednesday January 14th at 1:00 p.m. in The Chamber at Ben Franklin Place.

View the details of the CoA notice in PDF format here.





Notice re: the old Canadian Tire

22 10 2008

A number of residents have approached the WCA with concerns about the development of the old Canadian Tire. Well, now’s your chance to speak up.

The following is from a Committee of Adjustment notice concerning this property (119 Richmond Road):

“The Owner wants to demolish the existing 1-storey commercial building in order to construct an 8-storey retail/residential building, as shown on plans filed with the Committee. The ground floor facing Richmond Road will contain retail units with 174 residential retirement units above, and 3 levels of underground parking to be accessed from Patricia Avenue. “

Read the rest of the document in PDF format.

The Committee is meeting Wednesday November 5, 2008.








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